One evening in Satsang, Guruji announced that He would take all of us up to the highest peak in the area, the Weisshorn the next day in the afternoon. We would go to the peak first and then do the Geeta class. That night the organizers told Guruji that there was a storm and snow warning for the next day and that it would be difficult, possibly dangerous to go to the peak. Guruji just told them to relax and make all arrangements for the trip to happen…
The next morning, there was a heavy ominous fog and it was snowing.
The weather was still inclement as we went to the town hall for the Geeta class. Guruji told everyone that we will first do the Geeta class. After His discourse, the weather was still hostile. We could see from the tall windows. He just asked everyone to close their eyes and lead us into the usual deep meditation. We must have meditated an hour or so… When we opened our eyes, the sun was shining cheerily through the windows, the snow had totally stopped and the clouds had cleared away!
Many people piled into cars and drove up a steep mountain road, while some braver ones (like us) walked. We even did a bit of cross country up the mountain.
From there, it was a gondola which took us up right into the peak of the Weisshorn almost 1000 m above Arosa. A gondola is not a boat. It’s just a big bus compartment, from which they have removed the wheels and stuck a thing on the top which is on a sort of a ski lift/cable car.
The snow had not melted up on the Weisshorn, and it was soft and thick and a winter wonderland awaited us. Guruji was in His element. He started a few snowball fights, took photos with everyone. I was wrapped up well to protect against the cold and He pooh-poohed me and said how much warm clothes you are wearing! He threw a snowball at me which just took away the cold and i was content with just a shawl and after playing and running and rolling in the snow for a bit, got rid of that as well!
Mom’s leg was hurting and He just held her for a few minutes and her pain went away… and she actually forgot her age completely and she too rolled in the snow down a small incline.
We made a snowman, some snow angels, took even more photos, rolled down a small hill, rolled down again for videos and photos, you get the picture :)… All too soon it was time to return back for Satsang.
Later in the night, I asked Guruji that there had been a storm warning, how had He been so sure that it would be clear? He laughed and said the storm can wait… my devotees cannot!
That night there was a snow storm and when we woke up the next morning, everything was a pristine soft white…
ps i can’t find the videos of us rolling in the snow, when i find them, i will put them up here 🙂